Tracy Peterson’s Banking Career Filled with Adventure
While he may not have been scaling mountains or deep-sea diving, Tracy Peterson’s career has been full of new adventures. In the 20 years he has been with Bell Bank, Tracy has launched a major department, set up bank branches in new communities, and helped establish Bell Bank’s presence in new and growing markets. Read on to learn about his latest adventure – with correspondent banking in Arizona.

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Bell Bank Strong and Growing
The merger and acquisition of more and more independent community banks can put pressure on a “bankers’ bank” by reducing its potential customer pool. Read on to find out what to look for when working with a correspondent bank, and what makes Bell a reliable correspondent partner.

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Bell’s ‘Chief Investment Guru’ Tackles Questions about Investments, Economy
From his office in Boise, Idaho, Greg Sweeney leads Bell’s investment committee and oversees the overall investment strategy for Bell Bank Wealth Management clients. Under his leadership, the investment team aspires to be the best money managers, locally and globally, with results often beating national averages. Read on for his answers to questions about the economy, financial trends and investments.

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February Economic Outlook
In this month’s Economic Outlook, Greg Sweeney, Bell’s chief investment officer, shares his insights on interest rates, inflation and economic growth in the U.S.

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Save the Date for 2019 Ag Symposium with Dr. David Kohl
If you have customers working in agriculture, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s leading ag economics experts. Author and speaker Dr. David Kohl will discuss the local implications of global economic issues, as well as the latest trends that are influencing farmers, at an upcoming ag symposium presented by Bell Bank.

Save the date! You won’t want to miss hearing David’s “straight talk in a changing environment without political bias” in Minnesota on Monday, July 8; in South Dakota on Tuesday, July 9; and in Wisconsin on Wednesday, July 10.

Watch for more information in the coming months, or contact your correspondent banker to register.

Quarterly Financial Report
Bell Bank’s 2018 financial performance set records in several areas. The bank hit another milestone in total assets at just under $5.4 billion. Additionally, the bank posted net income in excess of $62 million and a 1.24 return on assets in a heavy growth year. Bell had total loan growth of more than $650 million, along with nearly $500 million in deposit growth.

Our correspondent banking department also had a record growth year with nearly $160 million in total loan growth. Thank you to all of our banking partners for making 2018 a year to remember!

Bell Bank
December 2018
Capital Ratios
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital
9.95%
Total Risk-Based Capital
11.02%
Leverage
9.55%
Key Call Report Information
Total Assets
$5,394,695,000
Total Liabilities
$4,885,193,000
Total Capital
$509,502,000
Total Loans
$5,132,939,000
Total Correspondent Loans
$745,781,000
Total Loss Reserve
$53,681,000
Net Income
$62,244,000
Call us for flexible underwriting, competitive rates and fast decisions.

Tom Ishaug
Fargo
701.866.4676
tishaug@bellbanks.com

Jeff Restad
Alexandria
320.759.8401
jrestad@bellbanks.com

Tracy Peterson
Phoenix
480.259.8280
tpeterson@bellbanks.com

Gene Uher
Sioux Falls
605.201.1864
guher@bellbanks.com

Mary Voss
Des Moines
515.577.0070
mvoss@BellBanks.com

Denise Bunbury
Madison, Wis.
608.234.1438
dbunbury@BellBanks.com

Perry Rassler
Minneapolis
952.905.5054
prassler@bellbanks.com

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https://www.bellbanks.com/security/.

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